Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

The Story of Tazz

This past April, 5th Street Ace Hardware sponsored a dog adoption event with the Washington Animal Rescue League. A small, tousled older dog caught our eye that day as we hosted the Mount Vernon Triangle CID table. Little did we know that little “Tazz” had also caught the eye of Ace Hardware employee, Christopher Buck. Here, Chris tells his story of rescuing Tazz and welcoming him into his family.

“It all started the day...

Playable Art Awarded to MVT

The DC Office of Planning has named the Mount Vernon Triangle community as one of three Washington, DC locations for a Playable Art grant. The Playable Art DC team, led by the DC Office of Planning and funded by a grant from ArtPlace America, conducted a search for three non-traditional sites as homes for creative, innovative and artistic play structures. The Mount Vernon Triangle site will be located along a section of the K...

DC Seeks Expressions of Interest to Develop 2nd and H Street Parcels

The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) has issued a request for expressions of interest for the development of a group of parcels in Mount Vernon Triangle at 2nd and H Street, NW. The parcels are located adjacent to and over I-395 and contain 9,653 square feet (Parcel 1) and 86,995 square feet (Parcel 2) of developable area. Together...

MVT CID Renewal Hearing Set for Tonight

The Department of Small and Local Business is holding a public hearing on the renewal of the Mount Vernon Triangle CID. Please join us tonight at 6:00 PM at 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW in room 120. Those who would like to submit a written statement for the record should email it to lincoln.lashley@dc.gov. The MVT CID renewal application and support materials are...

Focus on Retail in the MVT

On June 3rd, 2014, the MVT CID hosted retail brokers on the rooftop of The Lyric. The event was designed to educate brokers about the retail opportunities in the MVT as well as about the strong demographics that support the community as a retail destination. A new ...

Annual Meeting Recap - Release of FY 2013 Annual Report; Awards Given

It was standing room only in The Lyric’s rooftop community room on May 29th, when Claire Oleksiak, accompanied by Executive Committee members, Pastor Joseph Evans, Berk Shervin, Mandi Wedin, and Ivory Toldson presented FY 2013 accomplishments and released the Annual Report. Mayor...

MVT FRESHFARM Market Debuts at 5th & K Streets

The MVT CID, ANC Commissioner Marge Maceda and FRESHFARM organizers rang bells to open the first MVT FRESHFARM Market on June 7th. The Farm stand offers an array of fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, breads, and jams stacked high on skirted tables around the 5th & K Plaza. The MVT CID welcomed...

Keep America Beautiful Assisting in Clean MVT Streets

The MVT CID has been awarded a Keep America Beautiful grant to install five cigarette ashtrays on our streets. The ashtrays keep the MVT clean, reduce fire risk, and help the environment. Cigarette butt litter is not just an eyesore; it has significant environmental effects too. Cigarette filters are carried as runoff from streets to drains and ultimately to the river, bays and ocean where they poison marine...

MVT Spotlight: Matthew Shannon, Champion Trophy

Champion Trophy at 409 K Street is Washington's oldest and largest awards and trophy company. For more than 52 years, Champion has provided superior trophies, plaques, clocks, medals, signs, and other items of recognition to the Washington, D.C. Area. They can do everything from crystal and acrylic to bronze casting, corporate awards, custom designed and sublimated items. For our Spotlight Interview with owner Matthew Shannon (shown at left/right), please click...

Taking the MVT Message to our Streets

MVT CID President, Claire Oleksiak, has been taking advantage of the nice weather to lead several walking tours– expanding awareness of our community and also introducing newcomers to all we have to offer. Claire led a tour for the National Building Museum in conjunction with Uwe Brandes of the...

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